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Editors: Damiao Pergentino de Sousa (Department of Physiology, Federal University of Sergipe, Sao Cristovao, Sergipe, Brazil)
Book Description:
This book contains reviews covering studies in pharmacological research on the medicinal properties of essential oils and their chemical constituents. An effort has been made to integrate chemistry and pharmacology while discussing the bioactive volatile constituents of essential oils. This book is intended for a broad readership, from curious undergraduates to pharmacologists, chemists, neuroscientists, health professionals, researchers in bioactive natural and synthetic products and from pharmaceutical industries. It is a valuable source for all people engaged in the study of medicinal plants. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents:
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Contributors
Chapter 1. Introduction;pp. 1-2
(Damião Pergentino de Sousa, Federal University of Sergipe, Sao Cristavao, Brazil)

Chapter 2. Essential Oils: History, Biosynthesis, and Agronomic Aspects;pp. 3-22
(Marcia Ortiz M. Marques, Roselaine Facanali, Lenita L. Haber, and Maria Ap. R. Vieira, Agronomic Institute of Campinas, Brazil and others)

Chapter 3. Chemical Constituents of Essential Oils as Raw Materials in the Synthesis of Bioactive Compounds;pp. 23-49
(Timothy John Brocksom, Maria Carolina Donatoni, Marciana Pierina Uliana,and Damião Pergentino de Sousa,Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil and others)

Chapter 4. Toxicological Aspects of Essential Oils;pp. 51-67
(Carolina Dizioli Rodrigues de Oliveira and Mauricio Yonamine, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and others)

Chapter 5. Effects of Essential Oils on the Cardiovascular System;pp. 69-84
(Diego Nunes Guedes, Katy Lísias Gondim Dias de Albuquerque, and Damião Pergentino de Sousa, Federal University of Paraiba, Joao Pessoa, Brazil and others)

Chapter 6. Progress in Essential Oils Research: Analgesic-like Activity;pp. 85-122
(Rita de Cássia da Silveira e Sá, Vanine Gomes Mota, Reinaldo Nóbrega de Almeida, and Damião Pergentino de Sousa,Federal University of Paraiba, Joao Pessoa,Brazil and others)

Chapter 7. Advances in the Research of Essential Oils: Anxiolytic and Sedative Activity;pp. 123-139
(Francisca Cléa Florenço de Sousa, Íris Cristina Maia Oliveira, Mariana Lima Fernandes, and Damião Pergentino de Sousa, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil and others)

Chapter 8. Anticonvulsant Activity of Essential Oils and Their Constituents;pp. 141-158
(Reinaldo Nóbrega de Almeida, Maria de Fátima Agra, Flávia Negromonte Souto Maior, and Damião Pergentino de Sousa, Federal University of Paraiba, Joao Pessoa, Brazil and others)

Chapter 9. Therapeutic Potential of Essential Oils for Cancer Treatment;pp. 159-172
(Claudia do Ó Pessoa, Felipe Augusto Rocha Rodrigues, Lana Grasiela Alves Marques, and Aline Borba Sbardelotto, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil and others)

Chapter 10. Antimicrobial Activity and Action Mechanisms of Essential Oils;pp. 173-199
(Marta Cristina Teixeira Duarte, Renata Maria Teixeira Duarte, Damião Pergentino de Sousa, and Salete Meiry Fernandes Bersan, State University of Campinas, Brazil and others)

Chapter 11. Antioxidant Properties and Therapeutic Potential of Essential Oils;pp. 201-216
(Rivelilson Mendes de Freitas, Federal University of Piaui, Teresina, Brazil)

Chapter 12. Conclusion and Future Perspectives;pp. 217-218
(Damião Pergentino de Sousa)

Index

   Series:
      Botanical Research and Practices
      Pharmacology - Research, Safety Testing and Regulation
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012-July
   Pages: 7 x 10(NBC - C) 236pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61324-297-1
   Status: AV
  
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